Victor Johanson wrote:Interesting--reminiscent of traditional Scandinavian roundpole fences, about which I just learned. They're called gärdesgård in Sweden, and are built from spruce poles, peeled or unpeeled. The posts consist of a pair of sharpened poles that are charred to inhibit decay; they're only driven a little way into the ground, the weight of the fence keeping it all in place. One cool thing about them is that the traditional method requires no fasteners--the poles are held up by green fir or juniper boughs that are twisted and wrapped around the post pairs. Apparently they've been used for hundreds of years over there, and they can also be very attractive. Check it out:
paul wheaton wrote:An improved gate:
paul wheaton wrote:Kai built this gate using my new hing design. He says the new hinge design was easy to build and is working great!
Davin Hoyt wrote:Oh Duke, Is that a stone with a cone top?
paul wheaton wrote:Jerry, I tried to fix your page, but it turns out that your image host is one of those where they do not want you to embed your images somewhere else. So I hope you don't mind, I am doing a bunch of stuff to wrangle the image so we can see it.
paul wheaton wrote:The wood hinge at the top is excellent!
But the wood hinge at the bottom ... i think that water will accumulate in the cup.
paul wheaton wrote:
I hope you don't mind, i fixed your post.
Jerry McIntire wrote:One more Andean gate (This one is on imgur, why no workee?)
Oh Duke, Is that a stone with a cone top?
Those Andean gates are awesome! I agree with Paul that water pooling in the hinge would not be ideal but I suppose it's an easy fix if the hole is at the bottom of the gate instead of in a log on the ground. Thanks for the pictures! I wish there were more examples of this kind of thing!
I'd really like to see pictures or a link to where ya found this! Thanks!
I recently came across another Swedish fence design that I think looks very promising